Ashes of Creation Apocalypse just rolled out a much smaller PvP map for testing

    
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Ashes of Creation’s battle royale-cum-testing ground Apocalypse kicked out an update yesterday that, among other things, offers a new place for players to slay one another in: the wintry Forest of Erinthia map.

The Forest of Erinthia features 11 points of interest for players to discover and lots of pretty things to look at like glowing crystal formations, ornate statues, and lots of snow (if one likes looking at snow, anyway). The update also features some gameplay enhancements such as removal of stamina drain and halted stamina recovery when jumping, various weapon ability changes, and the addition of the Autumn Knight helmet for those who have it unlocked among other features.

But perhaps the most interesting bit here is that Forest of Erinthia is a much smaller map in size, around 20% the size of the original map, so players estimate it is intended for only around 20 players at a time. Since it replaces the 100-man map that was live at the start of early access, it looks like the devs have decided, at least for now, to test the battle royale mode and combat on a smaller scale.

Source: Official site, Reddit. Thanks, jinkies!

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Vitor Braz

It’s not a bad battle royale, but judging by the current player base it won’t remain live for too long. It also comes with all the negative word of mouth from the Kickstarted Ashes of Creation MMORPG that is yet to happen, so there’ s a lot of (understandable) player bad blood towards this BR.

This, PlanetSide Arena, Hunter’s Arena: Legends, Spellbreak (a really good game that I fear will fail to get a player base as well)… Just move on, guys, nothing left to milk here.

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Sorenthaz

Aw, I was liking the previous map. But I guess it makes sense. I stopped playing about a week or so ago and matches were only getting like 35 players on average or so. Better to scale down for now and then scale up if the population grows.

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Sorenthaz

Also something mentioned in the email that they sent out but not in that news post:

And just yesterday, we launched a new MAP taken directly from the MMORPG’s Alpha One for you to jump in and play with!

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Godnaz

Ashes of Creation’s battle royale-cum-testing ground Apocalypse..stamina drain..

Well then. Pretty map. They really need a TDM or Conquest game mode though.